The Supreme Court’s split decision that fails to allow implementation of President Obama’s essential immigration programs is an undeniable setback for immigrant communities and the millions of people who would be eligible for relief under DAPA and DACA+. The ruling is disappointing, but it is not an end to our fight. So what do we do now?Read more
Join us in telling our nation's leaders to oppose legislation that would stop, pause or defund the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. The American Security against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038) would effectively reject humanitarian efforts and close the doors to these refugees. Our country is repeating the same mistakes of the past when we closed our doors to Jews fleeing the Nazi regime and punished innocent Japanese Americans with illegal internment.
Tell your senators that refugees are not our enemies!Read more
Public urged to encourage elected officials to keep doors open to Syrian and Iraqi refugees
DEARBORN, Mich.—Community leaders, individuals and elected officials came together today at the ACCESS headquarters—the largest Arab American nonprofit in the U.S.—to oppose the anti-refugee rhetoric and legislation that is causing Michigan and local communities to deny humanitarian efforts to refugees.
Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner speaks at a media conference Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at ACCESS headquarters—the largest Arab American nonprofit in the U.S.—to oppose the anti-refugee rhetoric and legislation that is causing Michigan and local communities to deny humanitarian efforts to refugees. Behind him (left to right) are: Fayrouz Saad, Director of Immigrant Affairs for the City of Detroit; State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit); ACCESS Executive Director Hassan Jaber; Cindy Estrada, UAW Vice President; and Donnell R. White, Executive Director of the Detroit Branch NAACP. See more photos here.Read more
Elected officials to join national Arab American network, anti-hate campaign in support of Syrian, Iraqi refugees
Public called on to contact local, state and national elected leaders to keep doors open to refugees
DEARBORN, Mich.—The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a program of ACCESS, and its Campaign to TAKE ON HATE invite you to a media conference regarding HR 4038, a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would effectively reject humanitarian efforts and close the door to Syrian and Iraqi refugees.Read more
The House of Representatives passed HR 4038, a bill that would effectively reject humanitarian efforts and close the doors to Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Our country is repeating the same mistakes of the past when we closed the doors to Jews fleeing the Nazi regime and punished Japanese Americans for actions that they were not responsible for.
We need true leadership at this time of crisis where we join the international community against the common enemy terrorizing our nations. By closing our doors, we are not only victimizing families in need, but we lose credibility around the world with this hateful and divisive piece of legislation. This bill only divides and increases fear.
The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE, led by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a program of ACCESS, urges you to please contact your U.S. Senator through our form and urge them to stop this irresponsible bill. Ask your Senator to uphold our American values by welcoming refugees and not discriminating against certain ethnicities or religions.Read more
The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE, led by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), calls on you to join us in elevating the voices of the refugee community. We urge you to contact your local, state and national elected leaders.
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TELL YOUR GOVERNOR: Stand Up for Refugees!
Depending on your state, you can contact your governor about one of three things: thank them for their commitment to welcoming all refugees, demand that they reconsider their dangerous and disappointing refusal to accept Syrian refugees, or urge them to publicly declare their support of all refugees if they’ve remained silent.